DSHS is working to implement Consumer Directed Employers (CDEs) for Individual Providers (IPs) of in-home personal care and respite in Washington state. The CDEs are private companies who will handle the payroll, tracking training and background checks, and other employer responsibilities currently managed by DSHS. This change will happen in 2021. Clients will continue to select, schedule, supervise, and dismiss their IPs.
The CDE Project team is undertaking multiple activities to measure how ready IPs are for the switch to the CDEs. This survey is one way DSHS is using to gather information.
If you are paid to care for people who receive services from DSHS Aging and Long Term Support Administration or DSHS Developmental Disabilities Administration, please take a few minutes to share your thoughts with DSHS in this survey.
Find out why the move to Consumer Directed Employers is happening and what it means for IPs and people who receive services in this short informational video.
Visit the Consumer Directed Employer website for the latest news on the move to CDEs.